2019 Taupenot-Merme Gevrey Chambertin

Burgundy, France

Beautifully balanced and elegant Pinot Noir, with all the richness and class that makes Burgundy famous.


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Categories: World of Wine

About the Wine

Burgundy is, for many, held as the epitome wine. The region has captured the attention and imagination of several people - industry professionals and punters alike - with it's beautiful siren song. Taupenot-Merme has definitely got us hypnotised.

From a spread of vineyards, planted between 1968 and 1986, this shows the vigour of youth but, at the same time, a refined subtlety. Ripe berries and cherries are strewn across the wine, with fleshy tannins and brooding spice. Fruit, spice and oak are all in a harmonious balance here. This is precision marksmanship, and exactly why we fell in love with Burgundy in the first place.

About Taupenot-Merme

Taupenot-Merme is run by a brother and sister team - Virginie in sales and Romain in the winery. Together, they embody seven generations of winemaking, experience and passion. That said, like many younger winemakers in Burgundy, they aim at completely recognising the potential and power of their priceless family vineyards.

They control 13 hectares around the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, some of it Grand Cru territory. All grapes are destemmed to allow for greater fruit clarity, with savoury elements coming through thoughtful use of oak. These are self-confident and beautifully structured expressions of Burgundy, and the best is yet to come.

Virginie and Romain
Virginie and Romain
Burgundy, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

Taupenot-Merme owns just over 1.6Ha of village-designated vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin, spread over seven parcels. Their oldest plantings here date back to 1968, and the average age of the vines is 45 years old.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Romain in the cellar
Romain in the cellar
Burgundy, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Village is little broody and sultry at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit with touches of sous-bois and white pepper. Lovely balance here and the precision on the finish compensates for the bashful aromatics. It will need 24 months once in bottle and fingers crossed the nose will step up a gear." Neil Martin


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